2024 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England - QRO's U.K. Festival Guide returns! Our North American Festival Guide has come back. And now we go back to where the mother tongue began, to...
2014 U.K. Festival Guide

2024 U.K. Festival Guide

England my England – QRO’s U.K. Festival Guide returns! Our North American Festival Guide has come back. And now we go back to where the mother tongue began, to take on the little country that oh-so-could, Great Britain! See last year’s U.K. Festival Guide

Updated continuously throughout the year with new acts, dates, festivals & coverage


April & May

Outer Town

What: Outer Town
Where: Bristol, England, U.K.
When: April 13
Who: Snapped Ankles, Heavy Lungs, Opus Kink, and more
Why: Celebrating Bristol’s DIY & underground scene.
Web: www.outertownfest.com


In the Round

What: In the Round
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: April 18-27
Who: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Tirzah, Vashti Bunyan, and more
Why: Get highbrow In the Round.
Web: www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on


Brick Lane

What: Brick Lane
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: April 26-28
Who: Ojerime, Ego Ella May, Oscar Jerome, The Silhouettes Project, Theo Croker, anaiis, and more
Why: Jazz comes to London’s Brick Lane.
Web: www.bricklanejazzfestival.com


Primordial General Mayhem

What: Primordial General Mayhem
Where: Wolverhampton, England, U.K.
When: April 26-27
Who: Bob Vylan, Treatment, As December Falls, and more
Why: Primordial Radio brings some General Mayhem to KK’s Steel Mill.
Web: primordialradio.com/primordial-general-mayhem-2024


Liverpool Sound City

What: Liverpool Sound City
Where: Liverpool, England, U.K.
When: May 4-5
Who: The Snuts, Caity Baser, The Dream Machine, and more to be announced
Why: The home of The Beatles is Sound City.
Web: www.soundcity.uk.com


Focus Wales

What: Focus Wales
Where: Wrexham, Wales, U.K.
When: May 9-11
Who: Spiritualized, The Mysterines, The Royston Club, Deerhoof, Snapped Ankles, The Bug Club, CVC, Islet, Willy Mason, and more
Why: Welcome to Wrexham, where you can Focus (on) Wales.
Web: www.focuswales.com


Are You Listening?

What: Are You Listening?
Where: Reading, England, U.K.
When: May 11
Who: Antony Szmierek, The Mysterines, C Duncan, Fat Dog, Heartworms, and more
Why: 11th anniversary of asking, Are You Listening?
Web: www.areyoulistening.org.uk


The Great Escape

What: The Great Escape
Where: Brighton, England, U.K.
When: May 15-18
Who: Faye Webster, Abby Sage, Alessi Rose, Alfie Templeman, Animal Shithouse, Antony Szmierek, Asha Jefferies, Been Stellar, Being Dead, Big Sleep, Bolis Pupul, Corridor, Cut Worms, Friday Pilots Club, Friedberg, gglum, Haviah Mighty, Joe P, John J Presley, Kneecap, La Sécurité, Lauren Mayberry, Ruby J, Sinkane, Slow Fiction, The Gulps, Winona Forever, Wunderhorse, and more
Why: Get away from it all with the new music showcase that is The Great Escape.
Web: greatescapefestival.com


Desertfest London

What: Desertfest London
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: May 17-19
Who: Acid King, Cancer Bats, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Godflesh, Suicidal Tendencies, Under the Ashes, and more
Why: The Desert of London.
Web: www.desertfest.co.uk


Brighton Music Conference

What: Brighton Music Conference
Where: Brighton, England, U.K.
When: May 22-24
Who: Aurora Ash, Amber Jolene, Charlotte de Vega, Crazy P, Dave Pearce, Erol Alkan, Faye Lawrence, Irvine Welsh, Lex Luca, Queen B, Rowetta, and more
Why: Spin discs & meet folks down in Brighton.
Web: www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk


Bearded Theory

What: Bearded Theory
Where: Derbyshire, England, U.K.
When: May 23-26
Who: Jane’s Addition, Future Islands, Amy & The Sniffers, Dinosaur Jr, Sleaford Mods, Dexy, New Model Army, Orbital, Baxter Dury, Stereo MC’s, Therapy?, and more
Why: Hipster Beards unite!
Web: beardedtheory.co.uk


Call of the Wild

What: Call of the Wild
Where: Lincolnshire, England, U.K.
When: May 24-26
Who: Tyketto, Lost Socity, Quireboys, and more
Why: Hard rock answers the Call of the Wild.
Web: callofthewildfestival.com


Dot to Dot

What: Dot to Dot
Where: Bristol & Nottingham, England, U.K.
When: May 25-26
Who: Jockstrap, Wunderhorse, The Magic Gang, and more
Why: Bristol-to-Nottingham – connect the Dot to Dot. Read & see more in our 2015 recap from Nottingham here
Web: www.dottodotfestival.co.uk


Live at Leeds

What: Live at Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: May 25
Who: The Kooks, Declan McKenna, The Cribs, Sea Girls, Future Islands, Circa Waves, Melanie C, Baxter Dury, Corinne Bailey Rae, White Lies, Mystery Jets, and more
Why: Leeds is Live. Read and see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.liveatleeds.com


Slam Dunk

What: Slam Dunk
Where: Leeds & Hatfield, England, U.K.
When: May 25-26
Who: You Me At Six, I Prevail, The All-American Rejects, Funeral For a Friend, Asking Alexandria, Boys Like Girls, State Champs, The Ghost Inside, The Interrupters, Goldfinger, Pennywise, Pale Waves, The Bouncing Souls, The Selecter, The Wonder Years, and more
Why: Slam Dunk gets in the hoop in Leeds and Hatfield. Read & see much more in our 2018 recap of Slam Dunk Birmingham here
Web: www.slamdunkfestival.com


A Stone's Throw

What: A Stone’s Throw
Where: Newcastle, England, U.K.
When: May 25
Who: White Lies, Vistas, Pip Blom, and more
Why: A Stone’s Throw from the sea in Newcastle.
Web: astonesthrowfestival.co.uk


Cross the Tracks

What: Cross the Tracks
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: May 26
Who: Erykah Badu, BADBADNOTGOOD, En Vogue, Eve, Madlib, Thee Sacred Souls, and more
Why: London’s #1 Jazz, Funk & Soul festival.
Web: www.xthetracks.com


City Splash

What: City Splash
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: May 27
Who: Capleton, Beenie Man, Shenseea, Busy Signal, and more
Why: Dancehall, reggae & afrobeat.
Web: www.city-splash.com


Forbidden Forest

What: Forbidden Forest
Where: Nottinghamshire, England, U.K.
When: May 30 – June 2
Who: Andy C, Carl Cox, Eats Everything, Dom Dolla, Gorgon City, and more
Why: Enter Belvoir Castle for the Forbidden Forest.
Web: www.forbidden-forest.co.uk


Wychwood

What: Wychwood
Where: Cheltenham, England, U.K.
When: May 30 – June 2
Who: Sister Sledge, Texas, Ocean Colour Scene, Seasick Steve, Peter Hook & The Light, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lightning Seeds, Coral, Dexys, Stereo MCs, and more
Why: Which way to Wychwood? See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.wychwoodfestival.com

 


June

Forbidden Forest

What: Forbidden Forest
Where: Nottinghamshire, England, U.K.
When: May 30 – June 2
Who: Andy C, Carl Cox, Eats Everything, Dom Dolla, Gorgon City, and more
Why: Enter Belvoir Castle for the Forbidden Forest.
Web: www.forbidden-forest.co.uk


Wychwood

What: Wychwood
Where: Cheltenham, England, U.K.
When: May 30 – June 2
Who: Sister Sledge, Texas, Ocean Colour Scene, Seasick Steve, Peter Hook & The Light, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lightning Seeds, Coral, Dexys, Stereo MCs, and more
Why: Which way to Wychwood? See much more in our 2012 photo gallery here
Web: www.wychwoodfestival.com


Parklife Weekender

What: Parklife Weekender
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: June 8-9
Who: Doja Cat, Disclosure, Becky Hill, Kaytranada, Anne-Marie, Peggy Gou, Rudimental, Camelphat, Four Tet, Nia Archives, and more
Why: Take the weekend and go to the park for this electronic festival. Parklife!
Web: parklife.uk.com


Brighten the Corners

What: Brighten the Corners
Where: Ipswitch, England, U.K.
When: June 14-15
Who: The Orielles, Girl Ray, Dave Okumu, and more
Why: Indie rock comes to Ipswitch.
Web: www.brightenthecorners.co.uk


Download

What: Download
Where: Donington, England, U.K.
When: June 14-16
Who: Queens of the Stone Age, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring, Royal Blood, Black Stone Cherry, Enter Shikari, Sum 41, Polyphia, BABYMETAL, Bowling For Soup, and more
Why: Download the hard rock.
Web: www.downloadfestival.co.uk


Black Deer

What: Black Deer
Where: Kent, England, U.K.
When: June 14-16
Who: Joe Bonamassa, Sheryl Crow, Rufus Wainwright, Seasick Steve, Courtney Barnett, The Staves, Villagers, Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, Jade Bird, Damian Lewis, JJ Grey & Mofro, Nick Waterhouse, Dale Watson, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Dylan LeBlanc, Jarrod Dickenson, Holly Macve, Arny Margret, and more
Why: Americana comes to the U.K.
Web: blackdeerfestival.com


On the Waterfront

What: On the Waterfront
Where: Liverpool, England, U.K.
When: June 20-23
Who: Paul Smith, Ocean Colour Scene, Deacon Blue, and more
Why: Rock out On the Waterfront.
Web: www.onthewaterfrontfestival.comIsle of Wight

What: Isle of Wight
Where: Isle of Wight, England, U.K.
When: June 20-23
Who: Green Day, Pet Shop Boys, The Prodigy, Simple Minds, Keane, The Streets, The Pretenders, Suede, Jo Whiley, Scouting For Girls, Crowded House, Blossoms, Nothing But Thieves, Johnny Marr, Jessie J, The Darkness, Zara Larsson, Wunderhorse, Feeder, and more
Why: Head to the Isle of Wight – if it’s not too dear.
Web: www.isleofwightfestival.com


Sea Sessions

What: Sea Sessions
Where: Bundoran, Ireland
When: June 21-23
Who: blk. JAZZY, Cian Ducrot, Johnny Marr, Jake Bugg, and more
Why: Have some Sessions by the Sea. See more in our 2016 photo gallery here
Web: seasessions.com


Let's Rock Leeds

What: Let’s Rock Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: June 22
Who: UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Level 42, Peter Hook & The Light, From The Jam, and more
Why: The retro festival Rocks Leeds.
Web: letsrockleeds.com


Bristol Sounds

What: Bristol Sounds
Where: Bristol, England, U.K.
When: June 22-30
Who: James Arthur, Skindred, Placebo, Annie Mac, The Breeders, and more
Why: The Sounds of Bristol.
Web: visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bristol-sounds-p2611913


Glastonbury

What: Glastonbury
Where:
Pilton, England, U.K.
When: June 26-30
Who: Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, Shania Twain, LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, IDLES, Disclosure, The National, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Kiwanuka, Janelle Monae, The Street, Two Door Cinema Club, Anne-Marie, JUNGLE, Jessie Ware, Justice, Masego, Nia Archives, Keane, Paloma Faith, Camila Cabello, Avril Lavigne, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bloc Party, Danny Brown, Black Pumas, Brittany Howard, Jamie xx, Gossip, James Blake, Sampha, Sleaford Mods, The Last Dinner Party, Nothing But Thieves, Corinne Bailey, Declan McKenna, Yard Act, Arlo Parks, Alvvays, Fat White Family, Blondshell, Fontaines D.C., London Grammar, King Krule, Orbital, Soccer Mommy, Remi Wolf, Mannequin Pussy, Mdou Moctar, Bonobo, Kream & Benga, and more
Why: The mammoth festival upon to all others are compared to returns – Glastonbury! Read & see more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk


Bedford Park Concerts

What: Bedford Park Concerts
Where: Bedford, England, U.K.
When: June 29 – July 7
Who: Avril Lavigne, Jess Glynne, Tom Jones, James, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, and more
Why: Classy concerts in Bedford Park.
Web: www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk


Let's Rock Exeter

What: Let’s Rock Exeter
Where: Exeter, England, U.K.
When: June 29
Who: UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, The Boomtown Rats, Sister Sledge, and more
Why: The retro festival Rocks Exeter.
Web: letsrockexeter.com


2000 Trees

What: Longitude
Where: Dublin, Ireland
When: June 29-30
Who: Central Cee, Doja Cat, 21 Savage, Becky Hill, and more
Why: England’s Latitude Festival (see below) stretches across to bring American hip-hop to Dublin’s Marlay Park as Longitude.
Web: www.longitude.ie


British Summer Time

What: British Summer Time
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 30 – July 14
Who: SZA, Kings of Leon, Morgan Wallen, Andrea Bocelli, Robbie Williams, Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Kylie, Stray Kids, Sampha, Paolo Nutini, The Vaccines, and more to be announced
Why: Enjoy British Summer Time in Hyde Park. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.bst-hydepark.com

 


July

Bedford Park Concerts

What: Bedford Park Concerts
Where: Bedford, England, U.K.
When: June 29 – July 7
Who: Avril Lavigne, Jess Glynne, Tom Jones, James, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, and more
Why: Classy concerts in Bedford Park.
Web: www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk


British Summer Time

What: British Summer Time
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: June 30 – July 14
Who: SZA, Kings of Leon, Morgan Wallen, Andrea Bocelli, Robbie Williams, Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Kylie, Stray Kids, Sampha, Paolo Nutini, The Vaccines, and more to be announced
Why: Enjoy British Summer Time in Hyde Park. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.bst-hydepark.com


Godiva

What: Godiva
Where: Coventry, England, U.K.
When: July 5-7
Who: Richard Ashcroft, Paloma Faith, Beverly Knight, Sam Ryder, The Brand New Heavies, The Primitives, The Go! Team, and more
Why: Three-day family-friendly festival.
Web: www.godivafestival.com


Let's Rock Southampton

What: Let’s Rock Southampton
Where: Southampton, England, U.K.
When: July 6
Who: The Human League, Front 42, Peter Hook & The Light, and more
Why: The retro festival Rocks Southampton.
Web: letsrocksouthampton.com


Kew the Music

What: Kew the Music
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 8-14
Who: Richard Ashcroft, Beverley Knight, Passenger, and more
Why: Have a picnic at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
Web: www.kewthemusic.org


2000 Trees

What: 2000 Trees
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: July 10-13
Who: The Gaslight Anthem, The Chats, Don Broco, Manchester Orchestra, Bob Vylan, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, grandson, and more
Why: A line-up studded with buzzing U.K. bands & more.
Web: www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk


TRNSMT

What: TRNSMT
Where: Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
When: July 12-14
Who: Liam Gallagher, Gerry Cinamon, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Courteeners, Garbage, The Snuts, Rick Astley, Tom Grennan, Blossoms, Declan McKenna, Natasha Bedingfield, Alison Goldfrapp, The Vaccines, Lauren Spencer Smith, Example, Enter Shikari, The Last Dinner Party, Wunderhorse, Nova Twins, Matt Maltese, Royel Otis, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Somebody’s Child, English Teacher, and more
Why: TRaNSMit sounds at Glasgow Green.
Web: trnsmtfest.com


Wireless

What: Wireless
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 12-14
Who: Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Doja Cat, Don Toliver, Asake, Ice Spice, Sean Paul, Gunna, Rema, Tyla, Future, and more to be announced
Why: Finsbury Park in London welcomes American hip-hop for a weekend of Wireless.
Web: www.wirelessfestival.co.uk


Let's Rock Shrewsbury

What: Let’s Rock Shrewsbury
Where: Shrewsbury, England, U.K.
When: July 13
Who: Squeeze, Banarama, and more
Why: The retro festival Rocks Shrewsbury.
Web: letsrockshrewsbury.com


Beat-Herder

What: Beat-Herder
Where: Lancashire, England, U.K.
When: July 18-21
Who: Leftfield, Orbital, Sub Focus, and more
Why: Beats are herded in Lancashire country. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.beatherder.co.uk


Let's Rock Wales

What: Let’s Rock Wales
Where: Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
When: July 20
Who: UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, The Boomtown Rats, ABC, and more
Why: The retro festival Rocks Wales.
Web: letsrockwales.com


Belladrum Tartan Heart

What: Belladrum Tartan Heart
Where: Inverness, Scotland, U.K.
When: July 25-27
Who: Deacon Blue, James Arthur, Sugababes, Ocean Colour Scene, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Teenage Fanclub, Jake Bugg, Twin Atlantic, The Futureheads, and more
Why: That’s pretty far north…
Web: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk


Camp Bestival - Dorset

What: Camp Bestival – Dorset
Where: Dorset, England, U.K.
When: July 25-27
Who: Pete Tong, Paloma Faith, Orbital, James Arthur, Jake Shears, The Darkness, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Craig Charles, and more
Why: Camp Bestival hosts some older & newer acts in Dorset and Shropshire (see below).
Web: www.campbestival.net


Latitude
What: Latitude
Where: Southwold, England, U.K.
When: July 25-28
Who: Duran Duran, Kasabian, Keane, London Grammar, Frank Turner, Khruangbin, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Reverend & The Makers, Rick Astley, Seasick Steve, the Darkness, The Vaccines, The Zombies, Waxahatchee, Future Islands, Orbital, Alison Goldfrapp, Ash, Been Stellar, Charlotte Day Wilson, Corinne Bailey Rae, David Duchovny, Swim Deep, and more
Why: Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast welcomes another great line-up to Latitude. See much more in our 2011 photo gallery here
Web: www.latitudefestival.co.uk


Tramlines

What: Tramlines
Where: Sheffield, England, U.K.
When: July 26-28
Who: Paolo Nutini, Jamie T, Snow Patrol, The Human League, Tom Grennan, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Snuts, Sprints, Miles Kane, The Charlatans, Holly Humberstone, Yard Act, Annie Mac, and more
Why: Of course the English would combine a music festival with their love of trains. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.tramlines.org.uk


Truck

What: Truck
Where: Steventon, England, U.K.
When: July 26-28
Who: Jamie T, Wet Leg, The Streets, Declan McKenna, Soft Play, The Kooks, Sea Girls, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Holly Humberstone, IDLES, Katy B, Yard Act, The Snuts, Sub Focus, English Teacher, Bob Vylan, The Pigeon Detectives, and more
Why: Truck delivers the Anglo for its twenty-first year. Read & see much more in our 2013 recap here
Web: truckfestival.com


Cambridge Folk

What: Cambridge Folk
Where: Cambridge, England, U.K.
When: July 27-30
Who: Robert Plant, Fantastic Negrito, Larkin Poe, Peggy Seeger, Aoife O’Donovan, and more
Why: The U.K. has folk festivals, too – and a good one in Cambridge Folk. Read much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk


Deer Shed

What: Deer Shed
Where: North Yorkshire, England, U.K.
When: July 26-29
Who: The Coral, Bombay Bicycle Club, CMAT, BC Camplight, The Go! Team, Stornoway, King Creosote, and more
Why: A kid-friendly festival at Baldersby Park.
Web: www.deershedfestival.com


South Facing

What: South Facing
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 26 – August 10
Who: Future Islands, Grace Jones, Roisin Murphy, The Roots, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Jess Glynne, Damien Marley, Steel Pulse, and more
Why: Face south in Crystal Palace.
Web: southfacingfestival.com


Steelhouse

What: Steelhouse
Where: Ebbw Vale, Wales, U.K.
When: July 26-28
Who: Skindred, The Almighty, Mr. Big, and more
Why: Rock Hafad-Y-Dafal Farm.
Web: www.steelhousefestival.com

 


August

South Facing

What: South Facing
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: July 26 – August 10
Who: Future Islands, Grace Jones, Roisin Murphy, The Roots, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Jess Glynne, Damien Marley, Steel Pulse, and more
Why: Face south in Crystal Palace.
Web: southfacingfestival.com


Kendal Calling

What: Kendal Calling
Where: Cumbria, England, U.K.
When: August 1-4
Who: Noel Gallagher, The Streets, Paolo Nutini, Paul Heaton, Keane, Sugababes, Declan McKenna, The Snuts, Pale Waves, Feeder, Kate Nash, Katy B, Lightning Seeds, Paul Smith, Tim Burgess, Peace, The Pigeon Detectives, Glasvegas, Phil Hartnoll, Craig Charles, Royel Otis, and more
Why: The lake district is calling… See much more in our 2013 photo gallery here
Web: www.kendalcalling.com


Rebellion

What: Rebellion
Where: Blackpool, England, U.K.
When: August 1-4
Who: Sham 69, The Stranglers, Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, Gogol Bordello, UK Subs, The Alarm, Subhumans, Ruts D.C., Steve Ignorant, G.B.H., The Dwarves, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, and more
Why: The punks come to Blackpool – but it’s the older bands who still do it best.
Web: www.rebellionfestivals.com


Valley

What: Valley
Where: Bristol, England, U.K.
When: August 1-4
Who: The Feeling, Tinie Tempah, Sister Sledge, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Skids, Phil Hartnoll, and more
Why: A family-friendly fest in Bristol.
Web: www.valleyfest.co.uk


Y Not

What: Y Not
Where: Derbyshire, England, U.K.
When: August 2-4
Who: Snow Patrol, Jamie T, Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines, Holly Humberstone, Jake Bugg, The Snuts, Frank Turner, Yard Act, Pale Waves, Katy B, and more to be announced
Why: Why not Y Not? Why not indeed… See more in our 2015 photo gallery here
Web: www.ynotfestivals.co.uk


Reggae Land

What: Reggae Land
Where: Milton Keynes, England, U.K.
When: August 3-4
Who: Burning Spear, Shabba Ranks, UB featuring Ali Campbell, Sanchez, Popcaan, Koffee, Tarrus Riley, Skip Marley, and more
Why: Reggae in Milton Keynes.
Web: reggaeland.co.uk


Lake Fest

What: Lake Fest
Where: Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
When: August 7-11
Who: The Stranglers, Rudimental, The Libertines, Olly Murs, The Twang, Black Grape, Jake Bugg, The Chase, and more to be announced
Why: Have a Fest by the Lake.
Web: lakefest.co.uk


Let's Rock Scotland

What: Let’s Rock Scotland
Where: Dalkeith, Scotalnd, U.K.
When: August 10-11
Who: UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Ronan Keating, Lulu, Bananarama, and more
Why: The retro festival Rocks Leeds.
Web: letsrockscotland.com


ArcTanGent

What: ArcTanGent
Where: Bristol, England, U.K.
When: August 14-17
Who: Explosions In the Sky, Meshuggah, Mogwai, And So I Watch You From Afar, Animals As Leaders, Baroness, Red Fang, and more
Why: The cutting edge of loud comes to Bristol. Read & see much more in our 2015 recap here
Web: arctangent.co.uk


Camp Bestival - Shropshire

What: Camp Bestival – Shropshire
Where: Shropshire, England, U.K.
When: August 15-18
Who: Faithless, Paloma Faith, Rick Astley, McFly, Orbital, Jake Shears, The Darkness, and more
Why: Camp Bestival hosts some older acts and some newer electronica in Dorset and Shropshire (see above).
Web: www.campbestival.net


Green Man

What: Green Man
Where: Brecon Beacons, Wales, U.K.
When: August 15-18
Who: Big Thief, Sampha, Jon Hopkins, Sleaford Mods, Explosions In the Sky, Arlo Parks, OSEES, Mount Kimbie, Devendra Banhart, This Is the Kit, The Mary Wallopers, Nadine Shah, Fat White Family, Blonde Redhead, Julia Holter, Tinariwen, Omar Souleyman, John Maus, Hurray For the Riff Raff, BEAK>, King Creosote, Blondshell, Wednesday, Sheer Mag, METZ, Royel Otis, Mannequin Pussy, Lonnie Holley, JJUUJJUU, and more
Why: Head to Glanusk Park in Wales because Green Man is totally saving your life right now, bro.
Web: www.greenman.net


All Points East

What: All Points East
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: August 16-18, 23-25
Who: Kaytranada, Loyle Carner, Mitski, LCD Soundsystem, Justice, PinkPantheress, The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Charlotte de Witte, Jai Paul, beabadoobee, Nas, Victoria Monét, Thundercat, André 3000, TV Girl, Pixies, 2manydjs, Phoenix, Gossip, Floating Points, Ethel Cain, Channel Tres, Lianne La Havas, Arlo Parks, Nation of Language, Sleater-Kinney, Yo La Tengo, Sir Chloe, Flying Lotus, Teenage Fanclub, and more
Why: The Strokes & more come to London’s Victoria Park. See more in our 2018 photo gallery here
Web: www.allpointseastfestival.com


Beautiful Days

What: Beautiful Days
Where: Devon, England, U.K.
When: August 16-18
Who: The Saw Doctors, Richard Ashcroft, Levellers, The Damned, New Model Army, Richard Hawley, Inspiral Carpets, Pokey LaFarge, Badly Drawn Boy, Stornoway, This Is the Kit, and many more
Why: What a Beautiful Day(s)…
Web: www.beautifuldays.org


Electric Picnic

What: Electric Picnic
Where: Stradbally, Ireland
When: August 16-18
Who: Noah Kahan, Calvin Harris, Kylie, Raye, Kodaline, Gerry Cinnamon, Faithless, Kasabian, Nas, Peggy Gou, Teddy Swims, Tom Grennan, David Kushner, Dean Lewis, Ethel Cain, Jessie Murph, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Teskey Brothers, The Waterboys, Kneecap, Big Sleep, and more
Why: Ireland lights up thanks to Electric Picnic.
Web: www.electricpicnic.ie


Wild Fields

What: Wild Fields
Where: Norwich, England, U.K.
When: August 16-18
Who: Ezra Collective, SBTRKT, Kae Tempest, Sampha the Great, Squid, and more
Why: Get Wild in the Fields of Earlham Park.
Web: wildfields.co.uk


LeedsWhat: Leeds
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: August 21-25
Who: blink-182, fred again.., Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Gerry Dinnamon, 21 Savage, Two Door Cinema Club, Raye, Pendulum, Spiritbox, Fontaines D.C., Reneé Rapp, The Prodigy, Sonny Fodera, Skrillex, Neck Deep, Bleachers, Nia Archives, Jorja Smith, The Wombats, beabadoobee, The Last Dinner Party, Denzel Curry, Dom Dolla, David Kushner, Ashnikko, Neck Deep, Viagra Boys, The Japanese House, Teddy Swims, The Beaches, Wunderhorse, The Amity Affliction, Jessie Murphy, Mannequin Pussy, Dream Wife, Matt Maltese, and many more
Why: Indie meets mainstream at co-festivals Leeds & Reading (see just below) with a stacked line-up. See more in our 2017 photo gallery here
Web: www.leedsfestival.com


Reading

What: Reading
Where:
Reading, England, U.K.
When: August 21-25
Who: blink-182, fred again.., Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Gerry Dinnamon, 21 Savage, Two Door Cinema Club, Raye, Pendulum, Spiritbox, Fontaines D.C., Reneé Rapp, The Prodigy, Sonny Fodera, Skrillex, Neck Deep, Bleachers, Nia Archives, Jorja Smith, The Wombats, beabadoobee, The Last Dinner Party, Denzel Curry, Dom Dolla, David Kushner, Ashnikko, Neck Deep, Viagra Boys, The Japanese House, Teddy Swims, The Beaches, Wunderhorse, The Amity Affliction, Jessie Murphy, Mannequin Pussy, Dream Wife, Matt Maltese, and many more
Why: Indie meets mainstream at co-festivals Leeds & Reading (see just above) with a stacked line-up.
Web:
www.readingfestival.com


Greenbelt

What: Greenbelt
Where: Prestbury, England, U.K.
When: August 22-25
Who: Corinne Bailey Rae, Bob Vylan, Hamish Hawk, Stornoway, and more
Why: An arts, faith and justice festival.
Web: www.greenbelt.org.uk


ShambalaWhat: Shambala
Where: Northamptonshire, England, U.K.
When: August 22-25
Who: To be announced
Why: A varied & green line-up.
Web: www.shambalafestival.org


Krankenhaus

What: Krankenhaus
Where: Ravenglass, England, U.K.
When: August 23-25
Who: BC Camplight, Nadine Shah, Sea Power, Lanterns On the Lake, and more to be announcd
Why: Sea Power puts on a British festival at an honest-to-god castle.
Web: www.krankenhausfestival.com


The Long Road

What: The Long Road
Where: Leicestershire, England, U.K.
When: August 23-25
Who: Russell Dickerson, Don McLean, American Aquarium, Andrew Combs, Brittney Spencer, Colbie Cailatt, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Wyatt Flores, Vincent Neil Emerson, S.G. Goodman, Red Clay Strays, Pokey LaFarge, Lola Kirke, Brooke Eden, Katie Pruitt, Dylan LeBlanc, Gangstagrass, The National Parks, Scott Matthews, Paul Cole, and more
Why: Americana comes to the U.K.
Web: www.thelongroad.com


Moovin

What: Moovin
Where: Manchester, England, U.K.
When: August 23-25
Who: Leftfield, Laurent Garnier, Sampa the Great, Souls of Mischief, and more
Why: Get Moovin.
Web: www.moovinfestival.com


Shrewsbury Folk

What: Shrewsbury Folk
Where: Shrewsbury, England, U.K.
When: August 23-26
Who: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Gangstagrass, and more
Why: A family Folk festival in Shrewsbury.
Web: shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk


Field Day

What: Field Day
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: August 24
Who: Justice, PinkPantheress, Charlotte de Witte, 2manydjs, Mura Masa, Yaeji, Yves Tumor, and more
Why: Victoria Park’s Field Day makes Hackney a whole lot more liveable.
Web: fielddayfestivals.com


End of the Road

What: End of the Road
Where: Salisbury, England, U.K.
When: August 29 – September 1
Who: IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Richard Hawley, Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney, Baxter Dury, Ty Segall, CMAT, Phosphorescent, Nation of Language, Camera Obscura, The Lemon Twigs, Mdou Moctar, Gruff Rhys, John Talabot, Bill Ryder-Jones, English Teacher, Laetitia Sadier, and more
Why: The End of August sees the End of the Road.
Web: www.endoftheroadfestival.com

 


September to November

End of the Road

What: End of the Road
Where: Salisbury, England, U.K.
When: August 29 – September 1
Who: IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Richard Hawley, Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney, Baxter Dury, Ty Segall, CMAT, Phosphorescent, Nation of Language, Camera Obscura, The Lemon Twigs, Mdou Moctar, Gruff Rhys, John Talabot, Bill Ryder-Jones, English Teacher, Laetitia Sadier, and more
Why: The start of September sees the End of the Road.
Web: www.endoftheroadfestival.com


Moseley Folk

What: Moseley Folk
Where: Birmingham, England, U.K.
When: August 30 – September 1
Who: Belle & Sebastian, Dexys, Levellers, Flogging Molly, CMAT, Mdou Moctar, The Staves, Bess Atwell, Beans On Toast, Dawn Landes, Odie Leigh, Smoke Fairies, and more
Why: Folk & more comes to Moseley Park.
Web: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk


Soul Town

What: Soul Town
Where: Croydon, England, U.K.
When: September 2-3
Who: The Four Tops, Tavares, Earth Wind & Fire Experience, Maxi Priest, and more
Why: Bringing some much needed summer Soul.
Web: soultownfestival.co.uk


This Feeling By the Sea

What: This Feeling By the Sea
Where: Bridlington, England, U.K.
When: September 6-7
Who: theroystoneclub, The K’s, Pastel, Spyres, and more
Why: Enjoy Bridlington Spa & This Feeling By the Sea.
Web: thisfeeling.co.uk/bythesea


Maiden Voyage

What: Maiden Voyage
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: September 14
Who: Arca, Erika de Casier, and more
Why: Take a Maiden Voyage on Bank Holiday.
Web: maiden-voyage.co.uk


One Out

What: One Out
Where: Walton-On-Thames, England, U.K.
When: September 14
Who: Solardo, Sam Divine, and more to be announced
Why: More than One in.
Web: www.oneout.co.uk


Tomorrow's Ghosts - Halloween

What: Tomorrow’s Ghosts
Where: Whitby, England, U.K.
When: November 1-2
Who: Ist Ist, Peter Hook & The Light, Kataonia, and more
Why: Tomorrow’s Ghosts come to Whitby Pavilion for Halloween.
Web: www.tomorrowsghostsfestival.co.uk


Pitchfork Music Festival London

What: Pitchfork Music Festival London
Where: London, England, U.K.
When: November 5-10
Who: Arooj Aftab, Babehoven, Empress Of, Horse Jumper of Love, Kae Tempest, Slow Fiction, and more to be announced
Why: Pitchfork brings its festival across from Chicago to London. See more in our photo gallery of 2023 Pitchfork Festival in Chicago
Web: pitchforkmusicfestival.co.uk


Live at Leeds - In the City

What: Live at Leeds – In the City
Where: Leeds, England, U.K.
When: November 16
Who: Everything Everything, Alfie Templeman, The K’s, English Teacher, and more
Why: Leeds is Live. Read and see much more in our 2019 recap here
Web: www.liveatleeds.com

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